Since you probably had a pair of these back in high school, you will no doubt remember just how comfortable the slide sandal is. Not much has changed in the design since back then. These comfy shoes are still made from rubber, and have limited accessories on them, with maybe the Moto by Suicoke being the one exception.
What these simple shoes lack in sole they make up for in simplicity and style. Whether you go for a camo pair from Valentino, an athletic iteration by Adidas, or light cream by Aldo, a pair of slide sandals are a necessary summer accessory.
When you pick up a pair, it’s only natural to get another necessary summer staple: new boardshorts. We paired our favorite slides with some of our favorite new boardies. Included in the mix are pop-culture, desert designed ones from Ambsn, classic stripes from Banks and Captain Fin, pops of color from The Critical Slide Society, and retro-modern Volcom Stonies with faded black uppers and tie-dye lowers.
The Palazzo Medusa Pool Slides, $295, by Versace, are the perfect accessory to pair with low key boardshorts.
The Palm Desert Boardies by Ambsn, $56, are a wearable pop culture ode to the California outskirts.
The Moto Sandal, about $200, by Suicoke, is technically a slide, but far more appropriate for a brunch than a shower.
The Time Warp Boardshort, $48, by Captain Fin, are for those who like the longer variety, and are made from poly microsuede.
The Camouflage Slide, $345, by Valentino, have unexpected gum colored soles, with matching camouflage uppers.
The Vibes Half Stonies Boardshorts, $55, by Volcom, mix retro tie-dye with washed out uppers.
The Adilette Slides, $45, by Adidas, have been around since 1972, but still look totally modern with an athletic feel.
The Zuma Boardshort, $85, by Banks, are a classic twist on 70's styling, and made in the USA.
The Benassi Solarsoft, $35, by Nike SB are made with custom foam soles for cushioning, traction and durability.
The Knoll Trunk, about $60, from The Critical Slide Society, is fairly understated, except for the poppy waistband and bright yellow tie.
The understated grey Brawen, $30, pairs well with poppy boardshorts.
Show your girls off in the Sante Fe Volley, $44.95, by Imperial Motion.
The Shields Felt slides, about $35, by The White Brand, are military inspired, fabricated in unexpected black, grey & silver.
The Backside Boardshort, $57.95, by Poler, looks like a modern, digital camo, in forest green, with touches of mustard, pink & white.